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Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Creme and Eye Care Question
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SmileySunrise_WA
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:08 pm      Reply with quote
I've been having trouble lately finding an eye cream that doesn't make my eyes feel tired and swollen and itchy. It's just been happening in the last 6 months or so. I've been using Vaseline at night for over 10 years, but I've always used a regular eye cream in the daytime. I decided to try the Burt's Bees product thinking my eyes might be ok with it. I guess I just don't know how long to try a product without giving up. Yesterday my eyes felt very tired at the end of the day, and today the girl I worked with asked me if I was tired this morning, as I guess my eyes looked that way. It was only the lower eye area that felt kind of tight today from the product, I'm guessing. I plan to try it again tomorrow, but then I'll probably return it. I can use the Vaseline in the daytime, but it's hard to get the greasy look to leave without abusing my eyelids Smile Any ideas?
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:21 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Smiley_Sunrise! There's a product from Zenbiotic (www.zenbiotic.com) called Moisture Enrich that's a mixture of oils used to hydrate the face. Usually I mist my face with water and then smooth a few drops of Moisture Enrich into my skin and it makes my skin look gorgeous--- so plump and dewy! However, recently I was traveling and the eye makeup remover I had packed (Sephora's new eye makeup remover, BTW. HATE IT!!!) was just NOT doing its job, so in desperation I put some Moisture Enrich on a cotton ball and used it on my area. To my surprise not only did it remove my eye make up, but it also made my eye area look much more refreshed than usual, so I started applying Moisture Enrich to my eye area during the day too under my eye cream, and it's made a big difference, so you might want to try it. The trick is to make sure your eye area is damp first--- I like to spritz on a little Caudalie Grape Water. Next, I would recommend topping the Moisture Enrich off with an eye cream that contains caffeine to give your skin a little boost. I use the eye cream from Best Bath Store (you can get a free sample at www.bestbathstore.com) and I love it, but lots of ladies here on the board also love the Coffee Eye Cream from 100% Pure (www.puritycosmetics.com), and it also contains caffeine. HTH!

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Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:47 pm      Reply with quote
Thank you so much for your suggestion. The moisture enrich sounds like it might be something to try. It's the eye creams that I'm now having trouble with (except the vaseline) I think I'll also try to get the sample that you suggested. The rest of my face can be kind of oily at times, so I probably wouldn't want to use the moisture rich on all my face. Thank you for taking the time to reply!
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:08 pm      Reply with quote
You might want to figure out what's in the eye creme that's bothering you? Are you applying it correctly? I hear that if you apply too
much it can migrate into your eyes. Zenbiotic is a great non-irritating line, but if you're allergic to something it won't make a difference.

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Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:20 pm      Reply with quote
Yes, I'm guessing I may now be allergic or sensitive to something, although I never had been before. I've tried quite a number of different eye creams, even one that is for sensitive skin. I'm not putting too much on, just lightly applying. I thought Burt's Bees would be good as they are more of a natural product. Hard to figure out what ingredient would be causing the irritation, as there are so many listed. Too bad there isn't a good way to wear vaseline during the day Smile
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:08 pm      Reply with quote
Be careful with vaseline around the eyes! I used vaseline for a number of years for dryness and while it seemed to help with that, I got an awful mess of milia that I am still trying to get rid of!

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:39 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks, Smokyl, for the warning. I do have some milia, but not much around my eyes. More on my cheeks and on my forehead. I look forward to finding a product I can use comfortably. I read somewhere today about someone using rose hip oil on their eyes, so I bought some tonight on my way home from work to try. I'm probably going to take the Burt's Bees back.
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:44 pm      Reply with quote
This a coincidence but I was in a health food store last night and put a sample of the BB eye cream on (one eye only). It was OK, but I noticed my eye watering about 1/2 hour later!

Finding the products that work for individual skin is such hard work!

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:46 pm      Reply with quote
Oh just thought of something... I remember reading somewhere else on the forum that some people react negatively to rosehip oil. Just a warning... we have to be ever vigilant on the search for those perfect products. Exhausting sometimes!

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:57 pm      Reply with quote
Thank you for sharing about the rose hips oil too. At least that oil was under $6, so if it doesn't help, I won't be out too much. I have so many eye creams in my vanity that have only been used just a little. Like I said toward the beginning, I wish there were a way to wear the vaseline during the day without it being so greasy looking, and not having to wipe it off, which could damage the skin. Onward to the next item! Laughing
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Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:04 am      Reply with quote
I've recently started using Avene Ystheal cream for eyes. So far, so good! It's got a small percentage of retinyl in it to cope with lines, but hasn't increased the milia. I'm cautiously optimistic! Search the forum if you want to find out more about this eye cream. Or maybe you've tried it already?

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